Sunday, December 2, 2007

Teen helps youth remain drug-free
How does a high school senior juggle being student body president, a member of the basketball and swim teams and youth adviser for D.A.R.E. Alaska all the while maintaining a good grade in AP Language Arts? The answer, very carefully.

Ski hill needs fixing
If it's broken, fix it.

Assembly considers boat motor resolution
A joint borough-city resolution to be considered by the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly at its Tuesday meeting asks the Alaska Board of Fisheries to adopt regulations to reduce hydrocarbon discharge at the mouth of the Kenai River.

Arthur Edwin 'Ed' Scott
Anchorage resident Arthur Edwin "Ed" Scott died Sunday, Nov. 25, at Providence Alaska Medical Center after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 65.

John Robert Ace Sr.
Longtime Kenai resident John Robert Ace Sr. died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007 at Providence Wesley Care Center in Seward. He was 88.

'We wanted our son back': Bringing home runaway means digging in, checking every lead
My son waved, said he would see me later and then walked out of my life.

Investing in the peninsula's economic returns
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assem-bly recently considered an amendment to a subdivision road ordinance that would have imposed higher construction standards for roadways crossing salmon streams.

Scratching out a new life
Before Aug. 10, 2003, Dianne MacRae, her husband, Jim, and son, Taylor, looked forward to leaving Anchorage behind for the quiet beaches of Kasilof. Climbing stairs in their three-story condominium proved too much for Jim's back, and since he commercial fished on the Kenai Peninsula, the concept of owning their own land appealed to him and his wife.

Life in the Pedestrian Lane
One down (two if you count Halloween) and two to go. Holidays, that is.

Around the Peninsula
Historical society to meet KCHS Christmas concert set AWG hockey tryouts slated Poetry reading planned Health care to be discussed College council meeting scheduled

Winter sky provides brilliant views
The recurring spectacle starts between 7 and 8 p.m. every day in December. That's when a brilliant winter sky starts rising in the east: along with Orion's Betelgeuse and Rigel, its belt and sword, Canis Major's Sirius and Canis Minor's Procyon, Gemini's Castor and Pollux, Cancer's Praesepe cluster, Auriga's Capella, Taurus' Aldebaran, Hyades and Pleiades clusters, the planet Mars glows reddish among them.

Pet Photo: Best Friends
Ein is a 3-year-old Pembroke Corgi who belongs to Barb Eagle of Kenai. Ein's energy has led him through many agility (obstacle) courses. Right now he is recovering from a serious spinal injury that left his back legs paralyzed. He had back surgery and two weeks later was up and walking again. Because of agility, his vet said he is in excellent shape and possibly will be able to compete again soon.

Wolverines battle for title
Tok defeated Ninilchik 25-27, 25-22, 25-14 and 25-13 on Saturday at Ninilchik School to win the Borealis Conference volleyball tournament.

Ice Dogs take 2 from Kenai River
Country music blaring from one locker room.

Kardinal earns Gatorade honor
Senior running back Bill Chimphalee became the first Kenai Central player ever to receive the Gatorade Alaska Football Player of the Year, announced last week by the Gatorade Company.

Nikiski hockey splits with Monroe
The Nikiski Bulldogs should have been the ones struggling come the third period.

Future is now for Parker
With a handful of deserving seniors, and probably a few juniors, all possessing the traits required to win the Most Inspirational Wrestler Award at the Luke Spruill Memorial Wrestling Tournament at Kenai Central High School on Saturday, Nikiski coach Lucas Peless glossed over his own wrestler, only a sophomore, for that very reason.

Sports Briefs
SoHi grad selected for Aztec Bowl Hill wins Salazar award Hakkinen takes 22nd in sprint Skyview grapplers place 7th in Anchorage

Koskela's celebrate 60th anniversary
Elmer and Vera Mae (Blair) Koskela of Nikiski celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Friday. They were married Nov. 30, 1947, in Lead, S.D, in a small Finnish Lutheran Church.

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